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Charming Cottage in Central London

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage with garden

A lovely family cottage consisting of three double bedrooms. Built in the late 1890's this cottage still has many period features. It comes fully equipped to make your short stay in London a relaxing one. It has all mod cons . The cottage is situated on a very quiet road in a safe and sought after area. Our guests will have plenty of space to enjoy after a day out in London. The kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to make their own meals.We have a beautiful sunny garden with a table and chairs for those warm and dry nights.During the summer months the garden is the perfect place to enjoy the coffee in the morning/or to have a glass of wine before heading out.

The cottage is situated in Highbury ,London. This is one of Londons's smallest areas and the postcode ids much sought after by families looking for a house to either buy or rent. Our guest will find the the stunning Highbury Fields and its splendid Georgian Arhectiture a few moment from the house. This is a 15 acre open parkland that is too tempting to resist that spring or summer picnic.

The cottage is close to several transport links allowing a quick journey into the heart of London.Highbury and Islington Station is on the Victoria Line on the tune/metro and will get you to Oxford St in just 4 stops.

There are numerous shops restaurants and bars all within walking distance, The closest supermarket is Waitrose. There's also a small Tesco Metro on the next street over. This should have all the essentials for your stay if you don't wish to visit the larger Waitrose.I have to mention the wonderful La Fromergie cheese shop in Highbury. This shop is a pure foodie heaven(if you love cheese and wine) They often have tasting nights that are a pure delight to indulge in.You can also take the cheese away to have back at the house.

A 15 minute walk away is the vibrant and rather busy Upper Street in Islington.There are so many restuarants on the street it's very difficult to choose which one to dine at. You'll find that Upper St can be as busy as the West End! There's the excellent Morgan M restaurant/a must visit if you're into fine dining.

However, many of our guests choose to stay in on some nights and for this we have a LCD TV.DVD player,selection of films and games for children.

There's plenty of pillows, blankets an duvets for up to six people. The living room also has a double sofa bed.Upstairs there are three double bedrooms.There's a full bathroom with a very powerful shower.


More Details

Property Manager
James Koumis property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About James Koumis property manager

My Name is James and I manage this property for a good friend of mine.

I live in the area and it's a great part of town!


Highbury East Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat


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Charming Cottage in Central London
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Very comfortable with swift organisation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Whistler St. from Thursday until Sunday. Prior to our arrival, the communication with Charlene and James was always very easy and friendly. We arrived early on Thursday morning and James waited at the property for our Arrival.

The house itself is perfect for a getaway with the family and offers plenty of space. Especially the fully equipped kitchen was very comfortable for us. Everything you would ask for is provided by the owners and therefore we felt very much at home. The location is great for arrival from Stansted as the Express goes directly to Tottenham Hale from where you can easily take the tube. Within close walking distance to the house we found the Picadilly as well as the Victoria line which provide perfect access to the city itself. Also in walking distance you find plenty of nice restaurants and cafes as well as a supermarket.

Overall I can highly recommend staying at the property and will certainly return in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.We're pleased to hear you really enjoyed the house and the area. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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Excellent stay in London

  • 5 of 5

The listing description regarding the location and layout was perfect. The apartment was clean and very well.maintained. The owner provided a very good customer service and I will recommend this apartment to my friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you-I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in London. Best Wishes Charlene
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at this property. We found

everything to be working well and it was well equipped. The location is perhaps not really central but there are two tube stations within 10-12 minutes walking distance (Piccadilly and Victoria lines). The tube takes about 12-15 minutes to the absolute centre of London. For us it was the absolute perfect compromise between price and location.

We arrived late in the afternoon and found a guy called Alex waiting for us. He was very helpful and showed us around the house. Only cash payment so remember to bring wads of money. I could have wished for a more formal reciept of the payment than writing at the back of a piece of paper, but there was no problem afterwards.

The house is as houses of this type goes I suppose. Relatively small, but still fits 4 persons without any problem of stepping on someone's toes. Narrow stairs so you'd better leave your large suitcase downstairs. The condition of the house was good considering that the house must be from the 19th century I am guessing. For us, having watched lots of English television series, it felt almost like you'd been there before. The charm of the row of houses when you get to Whistler Street, when you open the front door, when you look out the tiny backyard really is like a deja vu.

I can highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you- I'm pleased you enjoyed the house.We fell the location is also a good one as the tube stations aren't far away and it's great to go back to after a day in the West End.We hope we can welcome you and your family back on your next visit to London. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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Casa muy agradable y bien situada

  • 5 of 5

La casa está muy bién situada, justo al lado del estadio del Arsenal. Comunicada con dos estaciones de metro de la linea Picadilly y con una parada de Overground (metro elevado) muy cercana. Hay varias tiendas y un supermercado Tesco a 100 metros.

La casa estaba en perfecto estado, limpia y preparada para pasar unos magníficos dias. James y Charlene, así como Alex, que nos recibió para dejarnos las llaves, nos trataron de maravilla. Nosotros somos cuatro personas, pero caben perfectamente 6. No nos importaría repetir estancia y la recomendamos totalmente.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is very well located, right next to the Arsenal stadium. Communicated with two stations on the Piccadilly subway line and Overground stop (elevated metro) nearby. There are several shops and a Tesco supermarket at 100 meters. The house was in perfect condition, clean and ready to spend some wonderful days. James and Charlene and Alex, who welcomed us to let us the keys, we were treated wonderfully. We are four people, but fit perfectly 6. We do not mind repeating stay and totally recommend. Thank you..had to translate it but was very pleased to hear you really enjoyed the house. Thank you for leaving it in such a clean state. We hope can stay again. Best Wishes James and Charlene
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Wunderful second stay this year!

  • 5 of 5

We´ve been in this house a second time this year and our stay was as wonderful as last time! It´s clean and friendly, the heating runs very well, and you walk only a few minutes to the underground. We´ll come back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying again. We'll hopefully see you next summer! Best Wishes James and Charlene
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Home away from Home...with the kids

  • 5 of 5

Having three children under the age of 11, we normally try and get a week in west wales for a summer holiday. this year we decided to take them to London for a week. We got a coach to Victoria, thus an easy tube ride to Highbury/Islington, and a 15 minute walk to the house. Alex greeted us, and showed all of us the ins and outs of the house , with professionalism and courtesy, it was very reassuring... The two youngest were excited to be in the "Paddington" room (a bedroom in the attic - like in the film...), easily accessible..and very comfortable, all the rooms were clean, tidy, and comfortable, the kitchen had all we needed for an easy stay. Dishwasher and Washing Machine working well and saving time for us That first night we ate out at a great pizza place in Holloway Road, having found that the Arsenal tube was even closer, and there was a fully stocked Tesco Express en route, within 5 minutes from the house. Also, having a 6 year old daughter who supports Arsenal (!), having the Emirates, viewable from the house / the shop on the way to the tube, made for an excited nipper!! We travelled around central London all week, the museums, some theatre, "shopping"in the centre, the Eye...all the tourist stuff..and getting to and from Whistler street was a breeze...even on the tube strike day, a 15 minute walk to Gillespie road and the 91 into central London. Then all back to the house within 40 minutes from South Kensington, or even quicker from Oxford Circus / Picadilly... the house was a great relaxing base to return to , with all the amenities (TV/Cable /Hot Showers)we needed to keep the kids entertaining when worn out, and even a small table/chairs outside for a glass of wine when the kids had gone to bed, its a really quiet area. So, Thankyou Whistler St, we have three really chuffed kids and two exhausted parents! We'll be back next year too! Brilliant!! Highly recommended for city break with Kids...from our point of view

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's a great house for those travelling with children and I'm pleased you really enjoyed the location and the house. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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Car: not necessary

A beautifully presented cottage situated moments from Highbury Tube Station. The 7 minute walk will take you past some stunning Georgian houses and the tranquil Highbury Fields.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $54
Additional Guest Fee $13.5 per person per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.